Re: Graves disease with sudden uncontrollable diarrhea
the fact is some people go into remission and some don't. I have been in remission for about two years as far as my Thyroid hormone levels are concerned. However my antibody (TSI) levels are still abnormally high.
My doctor is D.O. and practices holistic medicine. In other words she treats the whole body not just the symptoms.
I wanted to keep my thyroid so the doctor recommended a nutritionist who put me on a detox regimen. The doctor started me taking 30mg of methimazol a day and 25mg of Cortef. Also for a few months I had to take heart medication to controll my racing heart, palpatations and irregular heart beats. The doctor monitored my thyroid and antibody levels every month while I was detoxing. The detox regimen included eliminating certain foods from my diet, heavy metal detox, colon cleansing, liver detox and lymph detox. I also took a variety of herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals.
Today I no longer take Methimazol but I do take about 5mg of Cortef a day to block the antibodies. I see the doctor every three to four months to monitor my thyroid hormones and antibody levels.
I feel almost normal I have sudden onset of un controllable diarrhea occasionally, I have some discomfort in my right eye and I have heart palpatations and a kind of fluttering feeling in my chest occasionally. Over all I feel very good. Since I have been off the Methmizole and reduced the Cortf I am beginning to loose weight.
Because everyone is different the detox program has to be specific for the individual. I no longer see the nutritionist but I still watch what I eat and I still take many of the vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. This treatment has worked for me.
Here are some books that can help you understand and manage this disease.
" Living Well with Graves' Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know " by Mary Shomon
"The autoimmune epidemic" by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
"Thyroid Power" By Richard and Karilee Shames
I hope this helped,